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Jake Taylor looking to bounce back in next week's FA Cup clash

24 November 2019

Port Vale's emphatic run of form narrowly came to an end yesterday afternoon following defeat at Scunthorpe, yet Jake Taylor already has his eyes set on next week's FA Cup tie.

The Vale were enjoying a seven-match unbeaten run in all competitions prior to yesterday's defeat, however Askey's side have still only lost two of their last 13 in all competitions and remain just two points adrift the play-offs.

Taylor admits that the players were disappointed after the match, yet they will not get too down on themselves, just as they don't get too ahead of themselves after a win.

The Valiants travel to Cheltenham Town next Saturday in the second round of the FA Cup, and the Vale midfielder says that the prestigious competition is important to the club and the players will work hard and prepare for the fixture.

“Like you say, when we’re winning, we don’t get too high and when we lose we don’t get too low, we’ve just got to bounce back. We’ve lost game before away from home this season, we’ve lost games but I think we’ve just got to bounce back.

"It’s a long season and like you say we’ve been on a great run and we go back to the drawing board and look forward to the FA Cup next week.

"We look forward to the FA Cup game, it’s important for the club to do well in the cup and we will work hard next week and prepare."

Despite defeat yesterday, Taylor scored his fifth goal in all competitions after he expertly finished off a well-worked move, however he couldn't help but feel frustrated that his goal couldn't help the side get a result.

The Vale midfielder is now the club's top scorer in the league and insists that he will continue to get into dangerous areas to keep up his scoring form.

Taylor still remained positive after the match and said the squad can compete with anybody in the division. 

“We don’t come into games to draw, I think we are better than any team in this league if we believe, we’re as good as anyone and we go into every game wanting to win and wanting to perform, just disappointing that we couldn’t do it today.

“I’m playing with good players around me so I know that if I get in there then I will receive balls and have good chances to score.

“I’m just disappointed that it hasn’t resulted in a win, or at least a point but like you say I will keep getting in there and hopefully the goals keep coming.”

 


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